Don't squander office hours. Here are our top 10 tips to turn your office hours into powerful connection hours and learning hours. Students will learn from you, and you'll learn a lot from them, too.Read More
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We forget, and our students forget. It's a fact of life. Why not make life easier? Here are three simple hacks to keep your classroom going smoothly and help you remember lessons, links, and backpacks.Read More
How often do you start the fall semester by asking students what they did over the summer? This fall, ask a different question: What's one thing you learned this summer? Learning happens every minute of every day – appreciate it!Read More
On the first day of class, start with retrieval practice. When students walk in the door, have a sheet of paper waiting for them on each desk – and ask these two important questions. On the last day of class, they'll thank you for jumpstarting the school year with powerful learning!Read More
How can we get students on board with desirable difficulties? Here's a quick (and fun!) strategy to build relationships and foster learning: Simply ask about their favorite animal (we're serious; keep reading).Read More
It's the end of the school year! That means a lot of student presentations. But often, student presentations go in one ear and out the other. Take this opportunity for some student-led retrieval practice! Put students in the driver's seat when presenting – and retrieving.Read More
Are you learning to play an instrument? "Practice makes perfect," right? There's a catch: Just because you're practicing an instrument, a language, or even CPR resuscitation, it doesn't mean you're learning. What can you do? Use interleaving! Download our interleaving guide and read tips from an orchestra director. Boost learning and mix it up!Read More
When you run into a student on campus, or walk from one classroom to the next, don't let those few minutes pass you by. Instead, take your students on a walk down memory lane. As always, no prep, no grading. We love it so much, it's a walk in the park!Read More
Do you sometimes wonder how you'll ever find the time for retrieval practice during your lessons? You're not alone. That being said, you're also asking the wrong question. Read on and learn how to use retrieval practice to save time, not spend it.Read More
How often do students come to you and exclaim, "But I studied for hours!" How can we help students improve their study habits? Before you give them strategies, there's one thing you have to do first: have a conversation. Here are our three must-ask questions to get started.Read More
Classroom games can encourage retrieval. But they can also raise student anxiety when they're competitive or time limited. Check out this new teaching strategy: Retrieval Tic Tac Toe. Created by college students, adaptable for any classroom or content area. Have fun!Read More